Bio and Environmental Technology HOMEResearchBiotechnology
Bio and Environmental Technology
The integration of chemical engineering principles with biology has seen synergistic effects on better understanding and analysis of exquisite biochemical phenomena, facilitating their engineering application in virtually all areas.

Our research is directed towards the scalable protein refolding process design, biomineralization bsed hybrid nanoparticle synthesis, bioprocess intensification, biosensors and bioelectronics, design and application of engineered biomolecules, bioinspired nanopatterning, bioremediation, bioenergy, bioremediation and bionano analytical device design.

Many ongoing projects are of multidisciplinary nature, emphasizing active collaboration among the researchers of diverse backgrounds.
단백질 및 생물공정공
신생체모사재료 및 면역
나노생체재료 재생의학
세포 및 조직공학
BioNano-Fusion Material Research Center
            (with NanoBiotech Lab)
Major Research Areas
This national research center funded by the Ministry of Land, Transportation and Maritime Affairs, has been establised since July, 2008, where eco-friendly construction materials shoud be developed focusing on 1) the high functional biodegrable film, bioplastic and biopaste, 2) high performance insulating CO2 polymer, 3) refractory paint with nano whisker, and 4) self-cleaning glass and film by using plasma treatment.

There are several academic institutes involved such as Sungkyunkwan University, Seoul National Univ, KAIS, Ajou Univ, Kwangwoon Univ, Korea Institute of Construction Materials, Institute of Advanced Engineering as well as foreign institutes of Penn State Univ, ASPEN and ATLAS. There are also leading companies of SK Energy, SKC, LG Chem, Kolon, Okong Co Ltd, Samhwa Paint and SPS and so on.
Functional biofilm developments
New building syndrom has been recent indoor health problem due to endocroine disruptors, formalldehyde, VOC compounds including BTX. In order to reduce these pollutants, biodegradable PLA film doped with Fe2O3 as well as sensitizer has been developmed with fuse bio-nano technologies.

Intereferometric biosensor
Tumor cell releases ultra-low level biomarkers in a blood stream. Conventional radioimmunoassay technology used in a hospital requires tedious and expensive procedure with a license in radioisotope treatment. In our biochip composed of functionalized AAO(Anodized Aluminum Oxide), 1~4 ng/mL PSA(prostate cancer) can be easily and promptly determined with the computer analysis of variation of light refraction, called as blue shift of fringe pattern in an interferometry.